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Old April 23rd, 2005, 10:08 PM
chewy chewy is offline
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my cat skin problem

my cat licks and scratches all the time he has no fleas and he is lossing his hair and bleeding sometime what do i do
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Old April 24th, 2005, 04:12 AM
amber416 amber416 is offline
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I would take the cat to the vet to see if there is any medical reason for the licking (like itching/irritated skin for whatever reason). Sometimes, however, cats over-groom themselves because of stress. It's an obsessive compulsive behavior. Has it been going on for awhile or only recently? Has there been any changes in the cat's environment?
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Old April 24th, 2005, 08:36 AM
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It is more than likely due to stress,my Chico did the same,was bald on his tummy from over-grooming.
The vet gave me a cream to put on his bald spots and his hair soon grew back,but I also had to treat the reasons for his stress(too much attention to a new kitten)and Chico is now once again the boss,no more stress
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:40 PM
justncase justncase is offline
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Consider adding brewer's yeast to the diet- about 5 tablets a day- either crushed on the food or popped into the mouth( grease the tablets first with a little butter) .
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